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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is tuesday, february 5, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." fbi agents say they had to storm a bunker to save a child from his kidnapper. former fbi insider john miller goes inside the raid. capitol hill's newest spike could mean layoffs. we'll talk with eric cantor. a record number of seniors are dying from the flu, and there's news to superdome officials feared the blackout for months. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> a relief to be able to
reunite a mother with her child. >> the fbi storms an alabama bunker, ending a week-long hostage siege. >> sneaking a tiny camera into the underground bunker. >> dykes was holding a weapon. they feared the boy's life was in imminent danger. >> ethan has been taken to a hospital where he's been reunited with his mother. >> jimmy lee dykes is dead. >> happy, relieved, and hallelujah. >> senator bon menendez answered tough questions about allegations of improper travel and parties with prostitutes. >> it's amazing to me. so the bottom line is all of these sneers are false. that's the bottom line. >> the u.s. filed a civil lawsuit against s&p 500 over alleged wrongdoing that fueled the financial crisis. >> after 28 years on capitol hill, john kerry arrived for work at the state department. kerry was sworn in as secretary on friday. >> as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill. >> a massive fire at a
lumberyard. firefighters were hurt. >> the daredevil and list of tall buildings he's climbed -- >> all that -- >> 99.99% of gunners in america are wonderful people. would you leave us the [ bleep ] alone? >> why aren't you a republican? >> how do you know i'm not? >> because obama appointed you. [ applause ] >> i made jokes about you, but -- [ laughter ] >> and all that matters -- >> the public records indicate superdome officials were worry good a possible blackout months before the super bowl. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the heart of the new orleans' party, even the football stadiums black out. welcome to "cbs this morning." we are learning new details about the end of an alabama
hostage drama. fbi agents raided an underground bunker yesterday, shooting and killing the captor. >> the 5-year-old boy, ethan, is said to be okay. officials said they had to move in because the kidnapper was growing distraught. we have more from mark straso n strassma strassmann. >> reporter: ethan is waking up with his parents for the first time in a week. investigators processing the crime scene. this seven-day standoff ended as violently as it began -- with a gunshot. >> poor boy. a very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. it's by the grace of god he's okay. >> reporter: ethan had spent seven days underground, the prisoner of jimmy lee dykes. just the two of them inside a bunker father feet wide, six feet tall, and eight feet high.
investigators distracted dykes with stun grenades. they burst through the door on the top. the surprise factor was overwhelming. in seconds, ethan, a 5-year-old with asperger's, was safe. dykes was dead. >> over the past 24 hours, our communications with the subject had deteriorated. and we were certainly concerned. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the fbi got concerned by what they saw through a camera inserted into the bunker at some point during the standoff. dykes had grown increasingly agitated and began carrying a gun as he walked around inside the bunker. commanders greenlighted the raid for the rescue team, ending a standoff that began last tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus of mall children and demanded two hostages -- elementary school children and demanded two hostages. charles poland, jr., was shot and killed. the boy was taken to a local hospital shortly after the raid. a relative told us he's been playing and laughing since his
reunion with his mother. >> i'm a father. a lot of these men and women that's been sacrificing tireless hours, they're parents, as well. it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> reporter: agents believe dykes kidnapped the boy essentially for attention. the 65-year-old retired truck driver had anti-government grievances he wanted people to hear. that said, of course, agents still inside the bunker processing it all. they'll be trying to debrief the boy today. but also make sure that he gets time with his mother tomorrow. it is his 6th birthday. charlie, nora? >> mark strassmann, thank you. john miller is an assistant fbi director, with us. good morning. how did police finally gain access to the bunker? >> you know, they had been in conversation with him obviously for days. they had sent some small objects down the pipe, and they had developed a technique to give larger things that wouldn't fit down the pipe through the top
door of that bunker. and there was a process -- this is basically a storm shelter that's meant to be there if there's a tornado. so it's got kind of a batten down the hatches-type door on top. >> did they have a camera inside? >> they did have a camera inside. they were able to observe his movements. so yesterday as they watched him handling the weapon, he was getting more and more irrational. they had an agreement to pass something through that top door that was too large to fit down the pipe. and then they created that opportunity and used that opportunity to get inside. >> what don't we know about what happened? >> what we don't know is some of the technical aspects. what the camera was, how they got it inside. and a particular technical aspect of those last moments. and the reason we can't get into that is these are techniques that they work very hard to
develop and that they may have to use the next time. between television and the internet, the next person, whoever that might be, could research that. >> what you're saying, john, is you noticed there were sophisticated stuff that went on that you can't say on television in order to save this child's life. this was top-notch law enforcement work? >> they had contingency plan on top of contingency plan on top of contingency plan. and the fbi's hostage rescue team has a lot of good equipment to start with. and then right behind them, they have an engineering division at quantico that can actually custom make anything they need almost on a moment's notice. the toy department there is quite amazing. >> the most important thing you have to do when you do a raid like this is what? >> is speed, surprise, violence of action. when you have a hostage rescue, you have only seconds. so you have to have a tactical plan that includes the ability to get in and overtake your opponent before he or she even knows what's going on. and that's what they did yesterday. >> john miller, thank you.
and the federal government has reportedly filed a lawsuit against standard and poor's ratings service. the "wall street journal" says the justice department sued s&p late monday for giving high ratings to toxic assets. the bad mortgages helped fuel the 2008 meltdown. and the suit marks the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating firm over the crisis. we're less than a month away from massive cuts in federal spending that could lead to layoffs of employees at the pentagon and elsewhere. we have more from capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and nora. around here, congress likes to call those cuts the sequester. and both sides have long predicted it could harm the economy if the cuts are allowed to kick in. instead of working together to do something about it, they've resorted to the blame game a month before the deadline. republicans may be the party of spending cuts, but on monday, house speaker john boehner insisted the looming sequester was the president's idea. >> the president first proposed this sequester in 2011 and
insisted that it be part of the debt limit agreement. >> reporter: unless congress acts, the package of cuts worth $1.2 trillion, will start to kick in on march 1 taking a $55 billion bite out of this year's defense budget and $27 billion from domestic discretionary spending. according to the congressional budget office, more than a million jobs are at risk. defense secretary leon panetta had this warning -- >> we are going to weaken the united states and make it much more difficult for us to respond to the crisis. >> reporter: the cuts were designed to be so painful they would force congress to come up with a smarter way to trim the deficit instead. but it didn't happen. house republicans point out they've passed the bill to replace the sequester with cuts to federal worker pay, food stamps, and other programs. democrats say that puts the burden on poor and middle-class americans to pay for debt reduction. >> remember, the american people still believe by an overwhelming
margin that the rich should contribute to this. >> reporter: but republicans argue democrats have no plan for replacing the sequester beyond eliminating tax breaks from corporate jet owners and oil companies. >> these aren't real solutions, mr. president. they'regimmicks. >> reporter: the sequester was originally supposed to quick in last month, but a last-minute deal between the vice president and senator mcconnell, who you just saw, pushed it off for two months. since then, the will to enact a long-term deal appears, charlie and nora, to have evaporated. >> nancy cordes. meantime, house majority leader eric cantor will be outlining a new agenda for his party today. he'll call on republicans to focus on issues like education and health care and spend less time talking about the deficit. congressman cantor, good morning. >> good morning. >> you've got a big speech today asking the republican party to change. is this about tone or ideology?
>> what this is about is about making sure that we can express why we're doing what we're doing. we believe very strongly obviously in things like fiscal discipline and not spending money you don't have. we also believe in that because it helps people. in the same way, we've got to address the plight of so many working americans right now and those who don't have any work and say that, yes, we've got policies that will help you in terms of giving you an opportunity for a quality education in terms of trying to help you bring down the cost of health care. we've got some real policies that we want to put to work to help people. that's what this is about. >> so on policy and on immigration reform, will you today endorse the proposal put forward by senator rubio? >> you know, i really admire senator rubio and the kinds of things he's standing for. i think he's moving the right direction. we've got a lot of issues to
weigh around this debate on immigration. obviously we're a country of immigrants. my grandparents came from eastern europe at the turn of the last century to flee religious -- >> forgive me, did you say yes or no? >> we're a country of immigrants. so i said that i really admire senator rubio. he's going the right direction. we've got things that i believe that need to be addressed from border security to worker programs. and we need to be addressing the situation where you've got some children in this country that are here because of actions against their parents and know no other place as america as home. we've got a lot of issues, and i believe we've got to work in an expedited fashion to address them but do so that we are secure as a country of law as that we can help our economy and move forward. >> there's this issue that seems to be going in republican party circles that the party has to rebrand and reform.
they called it the stupid party. senator rubio talking about immigration reform. is this a recognition that the republican party has not spoken to the american people about issues that concern them and how government can work for them? >> i think what is more is peninsulaing why we're doing what we're -- explaining why we're do what we're doing. i went to an inner city school, private school in the district of columbia yesterday. it sprung out of a desire to give the kids who are trapped in some of these failing schools a fair shot in actually quality education so their future could be better. this is why we're doing it. we're doing it to help the families of that school and all others around america who want a better future. and, you know, our party has always stood for the conservative philosophy of self-reliance, of faith in the individual, accountability in government. but what we're trying to do is to explain that these proposals of ours actually can help people.
and we'd love to see the democrats join us in trying to set aside differences and seeing if we can come together to actually give some relief to the millions of americans, frankly, who just want their life to work again. >> but some who look at the proposals, those on immigration and other, that you make in the speech saying including some of your aides, you're just tweaking and rebranding. this is not a fundamental change that you're recommending. >> we've got some new policies in here. we've got some policies we've stood for such as empowering parents and giving them a choice in their children's education. we've got proposals that will address the rise in health care costs as a result of the president's health care bill. we're trying to be constructive, to help people again, charlie. and hopefully we can bring folks together on both sides of the aisle, something that has not happened too often in washington. so we can provide a path to a better future for more americans and make their life work again. >> congressman cantor, thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you.
the centers for disease control says senior citizens are dying at the highest rate ever seen from the flu. dr. william schaffner is the past president for the bureau of diseases. what makes seniors more vulnerable? >> they are frail and their immune systems are frail. when flu strikes they're more likely to get the complications of influenza. >> but doctor, why is it that this year so many seniors are getting it and dying from the flu? >> yeah, what's happened is this year's flu strain is a bit more virulent. it's more apt to cause serious disease. so that's a nasty combination. more virulent virus and seniors, of course, who are frail. so we're seeing complications, hospitalizations, and some deaths in seniors now. >> so doctor, you have some specific recommendations, don't you, for elderly people if you
start to feel sick and you haven't had a flu shot, right? >> absolutely. if you start to feel sick, call your health care provider. they can prescribe an anti-viral, tamiflu is the most common. and that can reduce the duration of the illness, make it milder, and you're much less apt to have the complications. >> for seniors and others, how serious is this flu that we're experiencing this winter? >> oh, it's serious. but charlie, we have serious flu every winter. every senior, indeed all of us should get our influenza vaccination each and every year. we should resolve to do it this fall for the winter season coming up. >> doctor, thanks. time to show some of the headlines from around the globe. "usa today" says investigators are looking for the answers in a fatal bus crash that killed at least seven people and injured 17 months. the tour bus crashed sunday night about 80 miles east of los angel angeles. according to federal rails, the
bus failed 1/3 of vehicle inspections in the last two years. "the new york times" says there are claims involving the los angeles archdiocese. lawyers for victims say the church didn't release all its records on sexual abuse by priests. they allege many names were removed apparently, violating a judge's order. in britain, "the daily express" says the european union law enforcement agency has launched the biggest ever probe into soccer match fixing. 245 match officials, club officials, players, and criminals are suspected. we'll have more from london later on "cbs this morning." the "washington post" says washington has been rated the worst for gridlock. the average driver there burns 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic. and the "wall street journal" reports dollar stores are feeling the pinch. sales have slowed in part because of rapid growth. dollar general plans to open 635 new stores this year. family dollar stores will open about 500 new st
millions of dollars were spent on the superdome's electrical system before the super bowl. and the lights still went out. >> all we know is we have an interruption in service that occurred. >> we'll show you how officials knew about a blackout threat for months. and the government is fighting a giant beer merger. we'll show what a merger of budweiser and corona could mean for beer lovers all over america on "cbs this morning." i'm lorenzo.
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it's just about halftime and bang, zoom, we're 28-6, the lights go out. you don't find that suspicious? [ laughter ] >> believe me, don't get me started. might have dad is a big conspiracy theorist, so you know, that's the last thing we need to talk about. >> yeah. i would think that maybe -- is that the kind of thing that john's brother jim might have been up to? >> hey, being an older brother and having a lot of younger ones, that's definitely something they would do. >> yeah, yeah. >> that's right. i can see people saying, something's not right. something's going on. >> it worked out very well for mr. flacco. >> and will in the future. he will probably be a very rich man with his new contract. people are still talking about the super bowl blackout.
during the super bowl last night, of course, there was a 35-minute blackout. yeah. afterwards, lindsay lohan said, "so that wasn't just me?" everybody saw that. she did. welcome back to "cbs this morning." new information suggests superdome officials were not surprised by the blackout that interrupted the super bowl. the "new orleans times picayune" reports the power outage may be connected to a recent upgrade of the dome's electrical system. >> a memo from october shows officials at the stadium and the local power company worry good a power failure. jeff glor has more news of the investigation. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that memo from october 15, 3 1/2
months ago, when the tests on the dome's electrical feeder showed decay and a "chance of failure." entergy, the company that provides power, also had concerns regarding the electric connections. this despite a million dollars in recent superdome improvements including $600,000 spent on that feeder system. >> all we know is we had an interruption in service that occurred. >> reporter: officially the superdome general manager says it's still too early to determine exactly what caused sunday's blackout. >> make a single file line -- >> reporter: two minutes into the third quarter, elevators, escalators, half the stadium went dark. despite using limited energy off the power grid. the superdome's electrical system got that million-dollar upgrade last december. utility company entergy said some abnormality still triggered the partial system shutdown.
"60 minutes sports" was rolling when the problem happened. >> uh-oh. >> we lost light. frank? we lost the a.c. >> reporter: what does that mean? >> that means that we have to do the bus time -- >> what's that mean? >> that means a 20-minute delay. >> reporter: law enforcement determined quickly it wasn't an act of terrorism or hacking. with so many systems used during the super bowl, turning the lights back on was not easy. >> very complicated system. there's scoring equipment, telephone switches, coaches' headsets. all of those things get affected. >> reporter: at a press conference monday, nfl commissioner roger goodell dismissed the idea that the halftime show was to blame. >> to say that beyonce's halftime show has something to do with it is not the case from anything we have at this point. >> the halftime show, as the commissioner said, was running on 100% generated powerment. >> reporter: and despite the glitch, new orleans is still planning to make a bid for the city's 11th super bowl in 2018. >> the most important thing is to make sure that people
understand it was a fantastic week here. we know that they have an interest in future super bowls, and we look forward to evaluating that going forward. >> reporter: next year's game will be played at new jersey's metlife stadium. and goodell says he and new jersey governor chris christie have already discussed it. >> he's already hard at work at that already. but i think that's the issue. you know, we always identify this as a potential concern. and it's something that we always have to do the proper steps to make sure we prepare for that. >> reporter: the memo released late monday shows one of the reasons officials ordered these tests last year was because of blackouts at a monday night football game in 2011. the place where that happened -- san francisco. not the first time the 49ers have seen in. charlie, nora? >> jeff, they had actually tested this new system, hadn't they, at the superdome? >> it had been in place. there had been one nfl game and two college bowl games there including the sugar bowl which
is a big, big deal. >> what was the result of those tests? >> the real problems during those games. you guys were down there. you saw -- i mean, everything was sailing smoothly this week, right? this was arguably the biggest tourist window that new orleans has ever seen, the super bowl, sandwiched around mardi gras season. mardi gras season is bigger than ever. it was smooth right up until it wasn't. >> jeff glor, thanks. "60 minutes sport" has more on the power outage as armen keteyian goes behind the scenes at the super bowl on "60 minutes sports" at 10:00 p.m., 9:00 central on showtime. the government is going after big beer. it could change the way drinkers buy a six pack, next. tomorrow, we'll show you what happened to a group of great white sharks tagged with tracking devices. i think that means jeff glor will be back. >> i heard some being that story once. >> a story jeff has been following for months. very interesting. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] your smile.
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the real winners were as always the american consumers because the ads killed it this year. they had it all. but the tearjerker was the touching story of a man's love for a horse. [ laughter ] >> and that's not just love in the horse's eyes. it's also gratitude that it works for budweiser and not burger king. the justice department is getting into a battle over beer. the government is suing the largest beer company in the world, and it could have a big impact for drinkers and much smaller competitors fighting for every drop of business. jan crawford is at a brewery in alexandria, virginia. this is an interesting story. good morning. royal well, good morning, nora. we're here at port city brewing company. small beer companies like this are really encouraged by the
justice department lawsuit because they say the bigger the big beer companies get, the harder it is for the little guy to get a foothold in an increasingly competitive beer market. >> we have the grain. it's mixing with the water -- >> reporter: as soon as port city brews one of its four specialty beers, it's out the door. >> we are in a fortunate position in that we're selling all the beer we can brew, and we struggle to keep up with demand. >> reporter: bill butcher founded port city brewing company four years ago, tapping into a nationwide boom in craft beers. the growing industry represents only 6% of the market. but as sales of large domestic beers decline, sales of craft beers are up 11%. >> it's very similar to what happened in the wine business 15, 20 years ago. people stopped ordering just a generic glass of white wine and started ordering chardonnay. it costs a little bit more, but people found that it tastes better. and they're willing to pay a little bit morement. >> reporter: there are 2,000 local breweries likes port city across the country. as they multily, the opposite is happening -- multiply, the
opposite is happening with the big beer makers that are consolidating on a march to global domination. how different would budweiser look? what's the difference? >> that's a good question. you could probably fit this entire brew house at one of the brew tanks at anheuser house. >> reporter: they're that big? even bud wiser is owned by a belgian company, anheuser-busch in-bev. it owns nearly 50% of the market with budweiser, bull light, stella, and becks. >> bud light is brewed to give you everything you want -- >> reporter: now anheuser-busch in-bev is trying to get bigger by merging with a mexican company that brews america's most popular import, corona. a deal worth $20 billion. the justice department is hoping to block the deal, adding it would lead to higher products and fewer products. butcher says the dealed hurt his industry by putting the squeeze on small, specialty brewers. >> there's a limited amount of shelf space out there.
the big suppliers have influence over what goes into the set. if one supplier gets too big, then they ultimately can have the opportunity to limit that choice in the market. and that's bad for consumers. it's interesting that the justice department agrees with that view. >> reporter: port city is about to expand a second time. their niche, quality over quantity. >> this is among the highest quality strains of barley in the world. >> reporter: they're sold in three states and the district of columbia including this d.c. restaurant that sells onl craft beers. 555 of them. there's not a bud or a bud light in sight. >> we've been steadily busy for going on four years now. here i think that the craft movement in general in the country is growing. >> reporter: and that growth can be seen as a threat to big beer. what we're seeing is, for example, in 2011, the company that owns budweiser scooped up the small brewing chicago named goose island. now their target is corona, but that justice department lawsuit
standing in the way could have this deal in danger. nor acharlie? >> so jan, if this merger were to go through as you point out, they could control between 70%, 80% of the market. do you think the justice department will succeed in blocking this merger? >> reporter: well, you know, lawyers who follow these kind of cases have been really examining this one and saying it probably will go through eventually. what they're going to do is impose conditions on the company so that it won't be such an anti-competitive merger. of course, that's anyone's guess. right no the company is really fighting the lawsuit, some people say they're negotiating behind the scenes to strike a deal with the justice department. but what's interesting is that the justice department is seeing the potential anti-competitive effect of some of these big global beer mergers. this time at least, they're initially aggressively moving to try to stop it. >> it could mean increased prices for everybody at home.
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this is the second time they launched anlimals into space. a mouse, a turtle, and a worm were launched into space in 2010. >> space turtle, space mouse, space worm -- inspired the iranian hit "shia pets." >> then there's this study. gamblers may have fixed the biggest sport in the world. we'll show you who allegedly did it and how much money was involved ahead on "cbs this morning."
good morning, everyone. it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." it was a life and death choice by fbi agents. we'll show you why authorities say they couldn't wait any longer to free a little boy held prisoner under ground for nearly a week. and there's new warnings about the supplements millions of americans rely on for their health. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the seven-day standoff ended as violently as it began, with a gunshot. >> fbi agents raided an underground bunker yesterday, shooting and killing the kidnapper. >> the captive, a 5-year-old boy
named ethan, is said to be okay. officials said they had to move in because the kidnapper was turning desperate. >> the most important thing in a raid is what? >> is speed, surprise, violence of action. >> on policy and on immigration reform, will you today endorse a proposal put forward by senator rubio? >> i think he's moving in the right direction. we've got a lot of issues to weigh around this debated -- >> forgive me, i didn't hear an answer. did you say yes or no? >> we're less than a month away from massive cuts to federal spending that could lead to layoffs of government employees. >> instead of working together to do something about it, they've resorted to the blame game a month before the deadline. >> the government is going after big beer. it could change the way drinkers buy a six pack. >> you could probably fit this entire brewhouse into one of the tanks at anheuser-busch. >> really? >> people are still talking about the sbloel blackout. >> -- symbol blackout. >> the company that provides
electricity had concerns. >> i lost $200 on the super bowl. yeah, i bet on electricity. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and nora o'donnell. a 5-year-old alabama boy is waking up at home for the first time since he was kidnapped nearly a week ago. the boy was grabbed after a school bus. >> yesterday the fbi raided an underground bunker and killed the child's abductor, jimmy lee dykes. we have more on how the final hours of the hostage strike unfolded. >> reporter: good morning, on this morning after, so far, so good. the little boy is back with his mother. bomb technicians are going through the bunker looking for improvised explosives. the standoff ended quickly and violently as agents distracted jimmy lee dykes with a pair of stun grenades. they overwhelmed him, went in through the top door, killed him, rescued the little boy. they were concerned by what they saw through a camera they had sneaked into the bunker.
dykes had been agitated, unstable. they thought the boy was in imminent danger. why did dykes act the way he did? agents suspect he had anti-government grievances that he wanted to air, and he simply did it for attention. for "cbs this morning," mark strassmann in midland city, alabama. new jersey senator robert menendez is speaking out, blasting allegations he was involved with prostitutes in the dominican republic. he spoke with cnn on monday. >> amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a web site can drive that type of story into the mainstream. but that's what they've done successfully. now nobody can find them. no one ever met them. no one ever talked to them. but that's where we're at. so the bottom line is all of those smears are absolutely false. you know, that's the bottom line. >> one last question -- >> menendez blames what he calls right wing blogs for spreading the claims.
this morning we're getting the first look at the failed main battery that forced the emergency of a boeing 787 dreamliner last month. photos show severe damage and charring on the battery of the al nippon aircraft. the fleet remains grounded as a battery investigation continues. it's still unclear why the main battery overheated. the cost of filling up is emptying more american wallets these days. the energy department says the average family spent more than $2,900 last year on gas. now that ties a record going back almost 30 years. in the meantime, a new report from texas a&m says sitting in traffic costs the average american more than $800 in 2011. that adds up to $221 billion in wasted time and fuel. and there's a new scandal that is shaking up the sports world. there's a probe into soccer matches that were allegedly rigged. it doesn't single out any particular team because the investigation is still ongoing, but as mark phillips reports, we do know asian gamblers are suspected of fixing hundreds of
games. >> reporter: the beautiful game, as it's called, just got ugly. soccer has been the victim of a worldwide betting scandal. according to a european police investigation, football, as it's known in most places, is fixed. >> we have uncovered an extensive criminal network involved in widespread football match fixing. >> reporter: the scandal is run, police say, from the bookie shops to the far east. this one in singapore. the popularity of the game in asia has found the perfect partner in asia's other favorite sport, gambling. but it has arrangements with crime syndicates around the world. the police have been keeping score. they found 680 games where the outcomes were bent by betting. 380 of those in europe. the rest elsewhere. a total of 15 countries. at least 425 referees, club officials, and players took bribes to affect the results. how does it work?
>> you see a guy ten yards up from the goal. he misses the goal. people say, hey, he was in bad luck or it was a bad shot. the problem now is when this guy does that, the person in the stand says, hey, was it a bad shot, or maybe somebody gave him a few bucks. >> reporter: more than a few bucks. one anti-corruption body says the betting on sports amounts to about $3 billion a day. most of that on soccer. mark phillips, cbs news, london. a baltimore furniture company may be kicking itself over a super bowl promise. gardner's furniture told customers any purchase in the four days before the super bowl would be free if the ravens scored a touchdown on a kick return. you know what happened -- jacobi jones took the second half kickoff to the end zone. the company is keeping a promise that will cost them $600,000. they're saying, thanks, jacoby. appreciate it. >> exactly. >> good player.
>> it's free. from free furniture to a free fall. skydiver felix baumgartner became the first human to break the sound barrier when he jumped 25 miles from above the earth. official numbers released monday show fearless felix hit speeds of more than 843 miles per hour. that is ten miles per hour faster than first thought. >> wow. this moment of fear off the coast of maui was captured on video. four friends were paddling a canoe when a humpback whale, check this out, came out of nowhere and lifted the front end. one of the paddlers called it just a love tap. this is, of course, breeding season for the humpbacks. there are about 10,000 of them around the hawaiian islands. no one was injured -- >> whoa. >> look at that. and the whale is fine, as well. what a sighting. >> beautiful picture. charlie, you probably wish you were there. >> i do. >> i know you do. >> right now. >> who doesn't? right there in hawaii, right? >> i've had enough of the bayou
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and there's just been a new study saying that it impacts-virility. and he said, you know, this viagra is a big deal. it doesn't work to tell people they're going get cancer or respiratory diseases, go after the -virility argument. >> former president bill clinton paying tribute to former mayor ed koch yesterday. he died at age 88. welcome back. >> i think it's a good sign when people can go to your funeral and leave feeling good that they knew you. i do. where you leave and it's a celebration of your life. >> bill clinton's a good person to pay tribute. >> some said if only the mayor had been there because it was quite a celebration. >> i heard it, too. new research into vitamins, minerals, and sheshs raising safety concerns -- heshs are raising safety concerns. supplements are a $30 billion with a b industry. more than 50% of americans take them. good morning, dr. phillips.
what specific supplement are we talking about? >> today we're talking about calcium. this isn't the first time some concerns have been raise good calcium supplementation. this is a big study. 400,000 people. it found that men who take 1,000 milligrams of calcium supplementation a day are at a 20% increased risk of heart disease deaths compared to men who don't take any calcium. now this is for two reason. one, men really shouldn't be taking a calcium supplement. >> i never hear stories about men taking calcium. >> most meant don't need. it they don't have the same bone risk as women. secondly, a lot of men who are on the supplements don't realize that they are because it's a part of their normal multivitamin. you know how the back of the bottle has 50 things, you might not know you're taking it. >> i noticed a difference between the male and female vitamins. the male don't have the calcium. for women, is there a risk to taking calcium supplements, or is this one of the good supplement to take? >> it seems that this is one of the good supplements for women.
the study did not establish that link with heart disease risk in women. this is part of a growing body of research where we know that men and women react to drugs differently. they metabolize differently. they have different risks. >> but you're thinking we should take supplements? you're not here to say don't take them. >> no. but you know, it really does raise this question of why are we taking so much. >> yeah. >> there was a survey out, 12,000 people were asked that question. why do they take supplements. basically they said it was for an insurance policy. to either maintain or improve their health. and only a quarter of them take it on the advice of their doctor. now i find that striking. in my practice, when i prescribe a drug, almost everybody has a barrage of questions. side effects, do i really need this. >> right. >> those same patients can sort of walk into a vitamin store, come out with six bottles, you know, the guy behind the desk says take these six. they pretty much pop the pills with no questions asked. >> your bottom sideline whline ?
>> into -- go into stores with skepticism. the stores are there to move product. they might know a lot, but they're also there to move product. and there are some supplements which are beneficial. just not everything. >> especially for pregnant women, right? folic acid. >> very much so. postmenopausal women, calcium and vitamin d. pregnant women, folic acid. people over 50, vitamin b-12 might be necessary. and of course babies, infants can benefit from vitamin d, as well. >> holly phillips. thank you. he's the man behind at&t. he also brought g.m. back from the edge. we'll take you inside these american success stories. ed whitaker joins us in studio 57 ahead on "cbs this morning." jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson.
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ed whitaker built at&t from a group of smaller phone companies into a communications powerhouse. he later came out of retirement to help rescue general motors. g.m. went from bankruptcy to the biggest initial public aurveing in the history's -- offering in the nation's history. he writes about it in "american turnaround." ed whitaker, welcome. >> thank you. nice to be here. >> everyone assumes this was money well spent by the u.s. government. would you change anything about that deal? >> no, i wouldn't. i think the government did exactly the right thing. i think it was the right thing for america, i wholeheartedly supported that. i think it worked really well. >> when you look at it, did the government in the end lose money, or is it too early to tell? >> well, i think it's too early to tell. the taxpayer, the government, you and i, recovered a big portion of that in the initial public offering. >> right. >> but there's still some outstanding. and remains to be seen how that
will work out. but i believe g.m. should pay back every penny that the taxpayer has coming. >> when will they do that? >> you'll have to ask them. i'm out of it. hopefully that will work out. >> let's talk about you for a second being out of it. you were out of it when you were first approached. you were in retirement. they asked you to run the company and you said no. they had to convince you. why? >> well, because i knew nothing about a car. i could turn it on, i could drive. >> that's my knowledge, too. what got you to turn around? >> i got to thinking, ever since i was a kid my family owned g.m. cars. it was a great part of america. it did terrific things. and back in world war ii, it had been just a fabric -- part of the fabric of america. and i got to thinking if i can do this and if i can help, i'll go do it. it was a public service. my conscience got to me. i'm glad i did. >> yeah. >> for people who don't know you, you also started
southwestern bell, you ended up building at&t with an annual revenue of $120 billion. extremely successful. your book is "american turnaround" about companies. let me ask, are there lessons in american business that should be applied to government? there's a lot of people talking about that now. what would they be? >> well, there are several, i think. probably the number-one lesson would be revenue should exceed expenses. you know, that's a true business truism. >> what's been the key to success, though? >> well, the true -- the key to success is i think people. i think people are the reason for any success. if you have people involved, people in authority, people with the ability to do it, accountability, and hold them responsible, i think people can do amazing things. and i think we forget that sometimes. it's all about people in the final analysis. >> you know, there's a discussion about the boy scouts. should they lift a ban on gay leaders? you ran the boy scouts back in the day. what do you think, yes or no?
welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half-hour, who's got a problem with ben affleck? he won major directing votes for "argo" but oscargoers wouldn't even nominate him. and without daniel hernandez jr. gabby gfords may not be alive today. this morning, a "note to self" sears. learn what a moment of terror has taught him. right now it's time to show the headlines from around the globe. the wall street says doctors may start making housecalls again. insurers in health systems are trying to cut costs and avoid new medicare pen falts a patient
goes back to the hospital within 30 days. the "stuttgart daily leader" says a couple from arkansas got a double dose of luck last weekend. steven and terry weaver bought a lottery ticket to the way to a fishing trip. then they bought another on the way back. the first ticket hit for $1 million. the second was worth $50,000. a subtle change in elevator music. the new york times says the term muzak has been retired. not the format, just the name. it will be called mood and will still be heard in stores and elevators. "usa today" looks at a new survey on what single people consider a must-have in a potential date or partner. listen carefully -- number one, for both men and women, teeth. that's important. always a good thing. just saying. >> yes. >> that's followed by grammer. like that, too. the survey also found 42% would not date a virgin. okay. and sense of humor is also very important. >> i like that study.
in britain, "the independent" reports women in paris can now wear trousers. a law dating back 213 years technically made it illegal for a woman to wear pants without a police permit. can you believe this? last week the ministry of women's rights declared the law null and void. >> what year is this? >> i know. >> 2013. >> 2013. >> let's go. the frenchman known as spiderman strikes again. alain robert climbed the side of the famous had bana libre hotel with no safety equipment. yikes. he it says eernt wasn't difficult. he has scaled much taller structures like the golden gate bridge. this year is off to a freezing start for most of the country. if you're looking to escape the cold, there's a relaunch of the 80 degrees tool which helps with travel preferences. we have the executive director, good morning. >> good morning. >> we'll get to the hot spots to go to.
first, how do you use the tool, what is it? >> basically think of it as your online concierge. >> the word concierge, arabella, is always a good thing. >> always a good thing. recommendations will be personalized to you based on your interests. since we have beaches all over the world, we know that not every beach is the same. you might looking for a spa, you might be looking for something with the kids, i might be looking for night life. you can get a recommendation tailored for your interest and budget. >> for nature lovers, you say costa rica, why? >> absolutely. this -- the upper peninsula is a special finding. here you can actually experience going to see jaurgs and mccaws at the same time as you're going to go to rugged beaches. think of it as a nature safari, plus the beach thrown in. the luxury lodges there cost $165 a night. >> that's a really good price. >> yes. >> second place is in mexico near the ruins. >> yes. >> what makes it so great? >> pure beach vacation. if you're looking to kick back, hanging on the sand with a book
or maybe do a couple of yoga classes, this is the beach for you. there you can -- there are luxury lodges there, too. but really the great value is in the beach cabanas which start at $100 a night. >> for city and beach life, you recommend oahu, right? >> absolutely. it's perfect for urbanites looking to have night life shopping, et cetera. it's also great for families looking for a great value vacation. we found flights from about $400 to $450 roundtrip from both coasts, by the way. and lots of cheap and cheerful places to stay. places that won't break the bank. >> i'm thinking the prices have been reasonable. if you can get hotel rooms for $100-plus in these kind of resorts, isn't that a good deal? >> it's a fantastic deal. i would say better than value. you're looking at an excellent price point for your beach vacation. >> it fourth place is st. kits. you said history buffs like this place. >> history buffs like this place because it's a fortress, a unesco protected heritage site. a great place to explore and get an understanding of the history.
lots of sugar cane fields, too, and old mills that have been decommissioned. so it's a beautiful island, first off, but it's also a great place to get a full resort experience that won't break the bank. marriott there, we found rates from $215 a night in march. >> and neevus is next door -- >> not so cost affordable. >> no. >> but pretty. >> very pretty. and you can do a day trip from st. kitts and experience it. go for lunch, maybe hit the greens if you want a bit of a splurge. >> absolutely. >> florida keys. >> the florida keys. super easy to get. to i wouldn't say it's 80 this time of year, but pleasant 70s. you fly into miami. again, you can get there for under $200 from the east coast. lots of quaint b&bs and inns all over the keys. not much more than $100 a night if you're looking to save your pennies. and there you get to go water sports, kayaking, it's a really
great all-around destination. and quintessential experience, sunset, drinks on duval street in key west. >> all right. >> the water shots are so pretty. >> yes. >> for people who want to go on vacation but don't really want to be around people. there are some people like that. i want to go vacation, but i don't want to talk to none of y'all. what do you say? >> yes. we would recommend -- there are lots of sort of private islands that you can stay at. they're going break the bank a bit. but the other option is places like panama and belize that are less discovered. you can actually go and find a quiet patch of beach without as many people on it. >> all right. >> if only the book always came with vacations. arabella bowen, thank you very much. >> thank you. director ben affleck shows tension in "argo." there's no suspension whether he'll win the oscar for best director since he's not even nominated. bill whitaker shows why many in hollywood are left scratching
their heads. regime ben affleck joined fellow nominees at the annual oscar lunch monday. he's won almost every major award this season for directing "argo." the golden globe, the critic's choice award, the director's guild named him best director saturday. it was perplexing that we wasn't nominated for an academy award for "argo." >> we got seven nominations including best picture. i'm elated. truly, genuinely thrilled. i don't get into worrying too much about what and didn't get what. you know, i've had many, many, many, many, many, many years watching from home. >> reporter: still, hollywood is asking why. it can't be that at 40 he's too young and unseasoned. the first-time director of "beasts of the southern wild" is nominated, and he's only 30. on which party does this reflect the worst? the academy, ben affleck -- >> i think it's a little bit of a black eye for the academy.
>> reporter: the "hollywood reporter's" matthew belloni says the snub may be why the other guilds are handing affleck directing awards. >> i think you're seeing a bit of a pity factor. people are looking at what happened with the oscars and saying how dare you up? ben affleck. >> reporter: at the golden globes, "argo" won best picture and best director. affleck's friend and co-producer, george clooney, said the oscar snub is inexplicab inexplicable. >> i thought that he should have been nominated. you can't figure out what goes in the academy. >> reporter: if ben affleck is disappointed, he's keeping it to himself. >> you're not entitled to win anything. you're not entitled to anything in life. >> reporter: still, "argo" has a good shot at winning best picture. meaning co-producer affleck might go home with an oscar after all. for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker, hollywood. >> you know, we've been talking about this because "argo" seems to have the momentum going into the oscars. >> yes. and part of it, i think, is
because he's handled it so well. don't you think, charlie? >> he certainly has. with charm and self-deprecation. >> what he said about the pity factor, i don't think it's the pity factor. we all liked the movie. thought it was really good. people like ben. it will be interesting to see what happens. >> there's a lot of good movies. i got to watch "argo" with you, on the edge of your seat. almost like boating on the bayou. >> i tend to talk to the screen. not always appreciated. a new book warns america is suffering from a lack of children. the author will tell us why he thinks we're about to go over a demographic
what? jonathan last is author of "what to expect when no one's expecting." i love the title, by the way. good morning, jonathan last. >> good morning. thank you. >> is your message to america get busy in the bedroom, the best way to serve your country? >> let's put on some barry white, get drunk, and make that decision. no, the message of the book is there's no example in recorded human history of a society experiencing long-term peace and prosperity with declining populations. that's where we're heading now. the american people have been below the replacement rate fertility since the early 1970s. that's going to put big strains on medicare and social security and slow down our economy like we've seen happening in japan and greece. >> i've always heard that we're overpopulated in society. >> in fact, you know, we're really not. we're actually -- the global fertility rate has been dropping for 40 years now. we're heading toward population contraction worldwide within the next 60 years. >> why is there, you call it, demographic disaster looming? >> there's a big constellation of forces, to give you the short
list. things like the creation of social security, decline in infant mortality, rise of contraception. the universality of college. some of these changes are very good. but even good changes can come with costs. >> your title is obviously kind of a play on the book that has been on the best-seller list for ages and ages, the "what to expect when you're expecting," that every new mom picks up when she's pregnant. >> our bible. >> right. a play on that. some will read the book and say, wait a minute, women have been empowered by having less children. >> everybody's been empowered by having less children. having susan kidd a raw deal, right? -- having a kid is a raw deal, right? it costs a lot of money. if you look at ideal fertility studies, most women and men say they want 2.5 children, we on average have 1.9 children. people aren't reaching for fertility ideals in america. >> you use words like "disaster, calamity," why is it a disaster and calamity if we don't have more kids?
you're looking at the overall picture. break it down. >> look at japan. japan is just further ahead of us down this demographic road. in the 1980s, japan looked like it was going to rule the world. they were buying up the manhattan properties, the japanese bought rockefeller center, toyota had outstripped general motors. we were all wearing sony walkman and talking about how we had to learn japanese. at the height of their powers, japanese demographers were warning the japanese people, the fertility rate was too low, they didn't have the demographics to sustain their economic success. in the 1990s, the japanese economy hit a wall and it's still there today. and you have some really dire consequences. they have generational warfare. last week the japanese finance minister said that it was important for older japanese people to "hurry up and die." we would like it avoid this sort of thing in america, i think. >> what about the threat of overpopulation on our earth? the environmental consequences of that. that is a real concern, isn't it? >> it is. but it isn't an either/or sort of situation here. if you look at the economic research pioneered by julian
simon, it shows that increasing population leads to increasing in technological advance. it's like commodity prices dropped worldwide over the last 100 years. the american environment, miserable during the 1970s. we had acid rain smog. our rivers and lakes terribly polluted. 40 years later, population has increased by 50%. the environment is much smarter and more sustainable. >> jonathan, your last chapter is "how to make babies." do you doubt that people don't sflm. >> you know, a lot of people -- it's a complicated subject. >> i know. it is a complicated subject. it's more than just having sex. you have a bigger plan in mind. thank you, jonathan last. >> thank you. and gabby giffords made a plea to congress last week to do something about gun violence. this morning, the young man who helped save giffords, remember him, writes a note to self. daniel hernandez jr., next on "cbs this morning."
president obama is among those who consider daniel hernandez jr. a hero. hernandez is the 20-year-old intern who helped save congresswoman gabby giffords during the deadly mass shooting in arizona two years ago. this morning, he writes a letter of advice for our ongoing series, "note to self." >> dear daniel, at the age of 5 you've already decided what you want to do with the rest of your life. you want to help people. you enjoy school, and you love politics. and you're ambitious but really have no reason to be.
you're young, your gay and latino, born it a struggling working class family in tucson, arizona. i just want to let you know now, things may not go according to plan, but in the end everything will work out and you'll be able to still help other people. you have many lessons to learn in a short amount of time. you'll learn that you're smarter than most people give you credit for but not as smart as you think you are. you'll learn that living a life trying to make others happy will only succeed in making you unhappy. and you'll learn to accept the things that make you different instead of trying to fight to fit in. you're determined to be a doctor because you want to help people. you start training to be a nurse. as you grow up, you become a little bit more interested in politics. and you meet a vibrant, intelligent young woman named gabrielle giffords.
she's a member of congress. but more importantly, she's someone that helps others. you'll realize from her that being a voice for those who can't speak up for themselves can be just as meaningful and just as important as a set of stitches or a pair of crutches. [ siren ] >> more than one ambulance. we have about a total of ten people, maybe more. oh, my god. >> gabby giffords has been hit. >> on a bright and chilly morning in january, your entire life will change. it will be less than 19 seconds, but in that time a young man armed with a semiautomatic weapon will shoot 19, killing six and injuring 13 others. including your friends, ron, gab, and gabby. you run into the gunfire trying to help people using the skills that you've learned and in the end you'll be credited with
saving gabby's life. this will be the worst day of your life. it's going to be painful. it's going to be long. and it's going to be scary. but you're going to be okay. through this tragedy you will find your voice. public service and helping your community is not defined by one job or one profession. but it's instead about finding what drives you, finding your passion, and using that to help others. >> we are grateful to daniel hernandez. >> you'll be praised by a president, meet your heroine, face your own mortality. >> you made the night, but we decided you are a hero. >> when they call you a hero, you're finally going to realize that you don't need to be a doctor to help others.
[ applause ] >> wow. go, daniel. interesting he said at the age of 5 he knew that he wanted to help people. boy, did he. all these years later. >> he knew in an instant, rather to run he ran toward gabby to help her, his mentor. >> remarkable story. >> i remember when it happened, too, he said he didn't think about it. he just reacted. he saw somebody needed help and went in. and to think that all that damage happened in 19 seconds, i also felt was very interesting. >> what's nice about the series is people, "notes to self," talk about how they viewed life when they were young and what they expected of themselves and how they see themselves. then we get to see where they are today. >> where they are today. >> the reflection was one of the most important things, and that's what the "notes to self" do. daniel's book is "they call me a hero." it goes on sale today. that does it for us.